Schuler has presented its new PCHflex technology, a further development of the "Pressure Controlled Hardening" process. The company says it allows a flexible and economical production of hot stamped parts with high output performance and consistently quality - combined with process reliability.
By controlling pressure during hardening, the necessary press force can be distributed evenly over the part. The flexible bed cushion ensures – within the part and distributed over several parts - a uniformly high contact pressure, resulting in faster cooling. The new PCHflex technology also has the benefit that existing conventional press hardening dies can be used on these lines.